BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stocks posted modest gains today as skittish investors waited for a key U.S. jobs report later in the week for signs of growth in the world's largest economy.
The U.S. Labor Department will release employment data for September on Friday. Economists are not expecting an improvement, but the U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to rising car sales and home prices.
Markets in mainland China and South Korea were closed for public holidays.
Benchmark crude oil fell and was under $92 per barrel. The dollar rose against the euro but fell slightly against the yen.
First Coast News